Personal Injury | Managing Attorney, Neuro Law Trial Group
Touro College, BS Summa Cum Laude
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, JD
United States Federal District Court in New York
United States Supreme Court
United States Veterans Affairs
Winning Case Highlights
$1,750,000.00 Settlement – Union Worker Suffers Brain Injury
While on a road construction job site on Route 84 in Brewster, our 62-year-old client, a union ironworker, was hit by a piece of iron that came loose while it was being lifted by a crane. The blow to his head resulted in a traumatic brain injury causing problems with his concentration and memory. He also injured his neck and required surgery. After several years of litigation by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein & David Gross, the case was settled at mediation.
$1,625,000.000 – Fall down at Train Station – Settlement
When Port authority found a hole at the bottom of a stairway, rather than fix it, they put a thin metal plate over the hole without securing to the ground.When our client stepped on it, the metal plate slipped out causing him to fall on to both knees, tearing the quadriceps in both legs. Managing Attorney David Gross assisted in settling this case just before jury selection.
$1,300,000.000 – Record Settlement in Picket County, TN
Our client, a minor, was left unsupervised on a jet ski. Another child lost control of their jet ski and severely injured our client. Attorney David Gross was able to assist in securing the largest settlement that has ever occurred in Picket County.
Sullivan County Traumatic Brain Injury Settlement: $1,150,000
Even though there was no testing to confirm the brain injury, we were able to settle the case for $1,150,000.
$1,100,000 Settlement for Traumatic Brain Injury
While replacing an awning over a doorway, a contractor failed to protect our client who was walking out of the doorway.
David is an active volunteer at a local soup kitchen. The Rockland Soup Kitchen, Tomche Shabbos provides food packages for 500 families in need each week. For over 40 years volunteers like David have gathered to assemble large boxes of food for struggling families in the Rockland Community.
In addition to volunteering at the soup kitchen, David has also organized and participated in events that benefit other at-risk demographics. Recently, David hosted a group of students from Northeast Gateway to Freedom, a Newburgh non-profit dedicated to bettering the lives of Newburgh’s youth. David provided the students with a tour of the Newburgh office and arranged a presentation for the students which stressed the importance of education. Click here to read more.
David E. Gross has been with Finkelstein & Partners since 1993 and is a Partner at the firm. He is the sole member of the Managing Attorney Department who is also in the Neuro Trial Group.
In 1991 Mr. Gross earned his Juris Doctor degree from Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While there he participated in the Tax Law clinic, and was invited to be an instructor of business law for a college course. He was also the editor of his year book.
He is admitted to the New York State Bar, New Jersey State Bar, United States District Courts for the Southern-Northern-Eastern District of New York, Supreme Court of the United States and United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). In his position with previous law firms he has handled cases from inception to trial in a wide variety of practice areas and general corporate law.
As a managing attorney with Finkelstein & Partners, David has handled thousands of plaintiff’s personal injury cases, including death cases, head injury cases and multiple fracture cases in both New York and New Jersey. Early in his career with Finkelstein and Partners, he realized the difficulty his clients were having with injuries related to head trauma. He took it upon himself to become familiar with, and be an advocate for, his client’s medical care. This enabled him to ensure they get the specialized care they need and deserve. Thereafter, he was invited to join the Neurolaw Trial Group. His area of specialization includes handling difficult injury cases and researching liability, as well as working with experts to obtain the necessary elements for a case. His energy is completely focused on the needs of his clients and bringing their cases to the best possible conclusion. He has been instrumental in securing and negotiating million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. He has been featured on the radio regarding the proper way to proceed with a motor vehicle case.
Prior to coming Finkelstein and Partners, Mr. Gross was a partner in a small firm. He was also a Court appointed Law Guardian whose duty was to protect the rights of children. He has been happily married to his wife Rita, a High School teacher, since 1992.
David loves hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and cross country skiing. He is actively involved in the American Canoe and Kayak Club and is a member of other kayak clubs as well.